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Tuesday, September 13, 2016

A Request from Woods Hole Oceanographic

Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution
Armstrong and Iceberg
As I write this, the new research vessel Neil Armstrong is headed home to Woods Hole after its first major scientific expedition to the sub-polar North Atlantic—a place that it will undoubtedly frequent in coming years. The goal of this trip was to deploy new instruments that gather long-term data on the function and health of the region, which is pivotal to the Ocean Conveyor, a global circulation pattern that helps regulate our planetary climate.
Here is a video of the ship and crew in action plus some breathtaking scenery as the ship sailed through Prince Christian Sound in southern Greenland. It's a view of one of our nation's newest, most advanced ocean science vessels that few get to see. 
I hope what you see will inspire you to make a donation that will help us strengthen the Armstrong Endowment. This fund supports operations and maintenance critical to the ship's effectiveness and longevity and will help assure that our scientists are uniquely positioned to answer global-scale questions about the ocean that affect all of us on land. 
Please donate now to help fuel this exciting new era of shipboard ocean science. 
And thank you for your interest in and support of our work. 

Sincerely yours,

Rear Admiral Richard F. Pittenger USN (Ret.)
Special Assistant for Strategic Planning

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